THE GREATNESS OF STEP-UPS

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The step up is a great all-round exercise that is perfect for all since it can be modified to create a challenging workout for anyone, whether you have just started exercising or have been training for years. It has a low risk of injury and, with a few adjustments, offers a good cardio and strength workout. Aside from the … [Read more...]

Allergy Awareness

Written by Danielle Gymorie Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness At the start of every Spring/Summer, I know that also means the start of allergy season.  While I love seeing the seasons change and everything blooming, my seasonal allergies make me pay the price. I know I am not alone in my suffering.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Allergies are the 6th … [Read more...]

INDEPENDENCE DAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Let’s face it, while holidays are for celebrating and are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, we can sometimes get carried away with food and drinks.  What starts off as a good time can end up making us feel defeated and/or disappointed in ourselves.  Well, that does not have to be the case at all.  There are ways … [Read more...]

Heat Stroke Prevention

Written By Danielle Gymorie Cert, Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Summer is one of my favorite seasons. I love hot weather, cookouts, beach trips and soaking up the sun.  When I know I’m going to be out in hot weather, I try to plan accordingly and bring extra water, sunscreen, and know what other resources I will have available to me.  Why?  Because of heatstroke. The Centers for … [Read more...]

Hit the Trail Workouts

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The warmer months are an ideal time to take your workouts, and yourself outside! Fresh air workouts can do wonders for both the body and mind. Research shows that exercising outdoors is proven to boost moods - in part thanks to a rush of Vitamin D (and endorphins). In the Northeast Ohio area we're fortunate to have … [Read more...]

SUPER DAD WORKOUT – HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER!

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Unless you’ve been lifting weights for years, I recommend doing a full body routine that you can do two or three times a week.  You want a routine that has at least one exercise for your quads (front of your legs), butt and hamstrings (back of your legs), your push muscles, your pull muscles, and your core.  Yes, this means … [Read more...]

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS ROCK!

Written By Elise Velazquez Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness A mountain climber is a body weight exercise that burns calories, builds stamina and strengthens the core. Not only do mountain climbers make use of all of the body’s major muscle groups so it’s almost like getting a total body workout in just one move!  When properly performing a mountain climber, your shoulders, arms and chest … [Read more...]

Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection

Written By Danielle Gymorie Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.  The number of skin cancer cases has been increasing over the past few decades.  In fact, there are more skin cancer diagnoses each year than all other cancers combined. On the bright side, you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, … [Read more...]

Bike Fitness & Safety

Written by Danielle Gymorie Cert, Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness These days, it seems there are more bikes out on the road rather than in the garage collecting dust.  Whether you are out riding to have fun or because you are concerned with your waistline, there are plenty of reasons to trade the car for a bike.  Some studies have shown that biking and walking appeal to children and … [Read more...]

The Best of Spring and Summer Produce

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness. I am always grateful when this time of year rolls around, and fruit and vegetable options are plentiful. Sure most grocers carry strawberries in the winter, and you can pretend they taste pretty good … but let’s be real it’s nothing like the fresh summer version. Fruits and vegetables naturally taste better when they … [Read more...]

The Busy Mom Workout

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness While being a mom has many rewards, extra hours in a day is not one of them.  You know the story…wake up early to shower, get the kids ready, make breakfast, pack lunches, get yourself ready for work, attend school functions, cook dinner…the list goes on and on and on. A schedule this hectic can be overwhelming and can seem … [Read more...]

MOVE OF THE MONTH – THE SQUAT

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. When it comes to lower body training, squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing … [Read more...]

Cancer Fighting Nutrition

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Cancer is undoubtedly scary. While genes play a significant role, lifestyle factors including diet can have a powerful effect on your risk. How much you move also plays a part in cancer prevention.  The American Institute for Cancer recommends 30 minutes of physical activity daily. They also advise keeping body mass … [Read more...]

Youth Sport Safety

Written By Nada Popovic Baldwin Wallace University Prescription Fitness intern The participation in sports for youth is important for physical, mental, and emotional benefits. However, in the event of an injury, the outcome can have negative effects on a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. There are steps and materials that can help a parent/guardian and coach become more aware of … [Read more...]

Healthy Easter Baskets

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Although Easter baskets should be a fun and carefree addition to the holiday festivities, what you choose to fill them with can be very detrimental to your kid’s health.  Aside from the most obvious reason – the large amounts of sugar in all the candy we love to fill the baskets with – the chemicals in the all dyes added to … [Read more...]

Move of the month – Plank

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The plank is a very popular core exercises and the reason is that all of your core muscles are used during the plank exercise including: rectus abdominus, transverse abdominals, lower back extensors, and even a slight use of the obliques.  Besides increasing core strength, there are many other benefits to incorporating the … [Read more...]

Effects of Sleep on Your Health

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Sleep health is something you probably do not give much thought to.  Did you know that sleep plays a very important role in your health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you're awake … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Eat Right.

Written By Nada Popovic BWU Health Coaching and Promotion Intern with Prescription Fitness Getting active is critical but feeding your body the proper nutrients is just as important. Changes in health don’t happen overnight, making small changes can have a long-lasting effect on your body. Find the right balance of nutrition and physical activity for your body. Follow small steps such as the … [Read more...]

SURVIVING ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, it is very difficult to not be tempted by the some if not all of the following:  corned beef piled high between two slices of rye bread, green bagels, shamrock cookies, Irish soda bread, and plenty of beer.  Before you head out to celebrate with family and/or friends, here are some … [Read more...]

Move of the Month: Push Ups

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Push ups have been around forever. In fact, you probably completed your first push up as a young kid in grade school gym class. Push ups are one of the most polarizing exercises. Some people loathe them. And believe it or not some people love them. The people who enjoy them tend to feel that way because they’ve … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Disease: Signs and Prevention

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Cardiovascular disease (often referred to as heart disease) is a general name for a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the heart and/or blood vessels.  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United … [Read more...]

TOTAL BODY CIRCUIT TRAINING

  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness If you feel that there are not enough hours in the day and that finding time for a workout is nearly impossible on most days, this article is for you!  Why?!  Because I am going to discuss total body circuit training in this blog.  First I will give you some of the benefits to incorporating this type of … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness It’s Valentine’s Week so let’s talk about our hearts. First, the not so lovely stats: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  According to the CDC roughly 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year -  that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Some of the risk factors for … [Read more...]

Cardio: Define, Why, and How…

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Define Before I get into why you should do “cardio” (short for “cardiovascular exercise”) and how to incorporate it into your daily routine, I think it is important to define what it is.  Cardio exercise is any activity in which you move your large muscle groups for a sustained period of time while maintaining an … [Read more...]

How to Record Your Nutrition

Written By Beth Funari  Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Nutrition is a vital part of the healthy lifestyle equation. What you put into your body has major effects on  an individual’s longevity, vital organs, weight and quality of life. You may have been reminded by your trainer how important monitoring and tracking your nutrition is. It’s really easy to live day to day … [Read more...]

Cleansing and Detoxing…what is the difference?

  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness I’m sure that you have probably heard at least one person in your life say that they are going to do a “cleanse” or “detox” and you have probably wondered what that means exactly.  Is there a difference between the two, you might wonder.  While the terms are used interchangeably, there IS a difference between a … [Read more...]

How to Start a Workout Program

Written By Stephen James Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness The New Year season is full of people setting goals for 2017.  Many will choose to exercise more in order to feel better and change the way their body looks.  Before starting any type of exercise program it is recommended that you consult your doctor or physician for approval. An exercise program requires a daily time … [Read more...]

Open Personal Training Sessions at the Medina Community Recreation Center

Open Personal Training Sessions at the Medina Community Recreation Center Need help with those New Year’s resolutions? Are you unsure how to start a fitness program? Find out what person training can do for you. Saturday, January 7th 2017 11am -12pm Thursday, January 12th 2017 6:30-7:30 pm No Registration Necessary, but please make sure you have a photo ID for facility … [Read more...]

Prescription Fitness New Location! Medina Community Recreation Center

Prescription Fitness comes to the Medina Community Recreation Center Medina, Ohio, January 1, 2017: Prescription Fitness one of the top Personal Training Companies in Northern Ohio is pleased to announce that our services are now available at The Medina Community Recreation Center. ABOUT US Our staff at Prescription Fitness is hand-picked to bring our clients the best training possible. … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions. How to Stick to Them!

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer It’s hard to not have resolutions on your mind come January 1st. Inevitably our inbox becomes inundated with product emails promising to make this your best year YET. Even your loved ones, and colleagues might be inquiring how you plan to better yourself in 2017. A depressing stat: According to Forbes just 8% of people achieve their new … [Read more...]